When John O’Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating house fire. With burns on one hundred percent of his body, O’Leary mustered an almost unimaginable amount of inner strength just to survive the ordeal. The insights he gained through this experience and the heroes who stepped into his life to help him through the journey—his family, the medical staff, and total strangers—changed his life. Now he is committed to living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same.
An incredible and emotionally honest account of triumph over tragedy, On Fire contains O’Leary’s reflections on being that little boy, the life-giving choices made then, and the resulting lessons he learned. O’Leary very clearly shares that without the right people providing the right guidance, at the right time, he never would have made it through those five months in the hospital, let alone the years that followed as he struggled to regain mobility, embrace his story, and ignite clarity of his life’s purpose.
On Fire encourages us to seize the power to choose our path and transform our lives from mundane to extraordinary. Once we stop thinking solely on the big moments in our lives, we can begin to focus on those smaller opportunities that tend to pass us by. These are the events—the inflection points in our lives—that can determine how we feel about life now, where we are headed in the future, and how many lives we can impact along the way. We can’t always choose the path we walk, but we can choose how we walk it. Empowering, inspiring, remarkably honest, and heartfelt, O’Leary’s strength and incredible spirit shine through on every page.
In recent years, sports law has developed into one of the most exciting and challenging legal disciplines and the importance of the law in doping matters has been heightened by the influx of money into sport and the development of sport as a global economy.
Drugs and Doping in Sport brings together work from leading academics, practitioners and administrators, analyses contemporary socio-legal and political themes related to doping in sport. It provides a challenging and often controversial view of doping issues and confronts political and legal orthodoxy, supplying the reader with a unique insight into this fascinating area of academic study.
We need more successes like these to reclaim government's legacy of competence. In If We Can Put a Man on the Moon, William Eggers and John O'Leary explain how to do it. The key? Understand-and avoid-the common pitfalls that trip up public-sector leaders during the journey from idea to results.
The authors identify pitfalls including:
-The Partial Map Trap: Fumbling handoffs throughout project execution
-The Tolstoy Syndrome: Seeing only the possibilities you want to see
-Design-Free Design: Designing policies for passage through the legislature, not for implementation
-The Overconfidence Trap: Creating unrealistic budgets and timelines
-The Complacency Trap: Failing to recognize that a program needs change
At a time of unprecedented challenges, this book, with its abundant examples and hands-on advice, is the essential guide to making our government work better. A must-read for every public official, this book will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of democracy.
• the impact of the credit crunch
• the growing importance of sustainability
• the growth of buy-to-let investment
• the introduction of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
This trusted book provides an essential overview of strategies for investment, markets and appraisal, making it an ideal read for any student or professional working in property investment, property funding, real estate and land management. Concepts are explained with great clarity and the authors use worked examples to elucidate key principles where possible, enabling readers to develop their knowledge of the sector and to strengthen their understanding of the challenges that lie ahead for property investors.
This third edition
- provides more material on sustainability in relation to property value
- uses a wealth of worked examples to apply theory to real-world problems
- includes tips on how to structure appraisals in Excel® spreadsheets
- features self-assessment questions to test and reinforce your understanding
Detailed yet accessible, Property Valuation Techniques is ideal reading both for those students new to the subject and those looking to extend their knowledge, and for practitioners looking to refresh and develop their understanding of property valuation.
■ Discussion on the impact of sustainability on valuation.
■ Photographs to illustrate different property characteristics and settings.
■ Even more worked examples, including buy-to-let residential properties and affordable housing.
Recent developments covered in this edition include:
EU competition law interaction with sport under arts. 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;
the current World Anti-Doping Agency code;
analysis of the recent Court of Arbitration for Sport Jurisprudence;
reforms of the transfer system in team sports;
anti-discrimination provisions in sport;
engagement with match fixing;
a focus on the legal context of 2012 London Olympics.
Essential reading for students studying sports law or sports-related courses, this textbook will also prove useful to sports law practitioners and sports administrators in need of a clear companion to the field.
The essays assembled here bring together eminent scholars and commentators to offer authoritative analyses of the various aspects of Williams's work û artistic, academic, and literary û and capture the rationale for, the interconnections between, and the evident trajectory of Williams's life work as the epitome of the changing nature of the Caribbean condition. As well as wide-ranging biographical essays, and studies of Williams's activities as a painter, the collection contains a comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography, a generous selection of colour plates, and individual essays devoted to the published novels (Other Leopards; The Third Temptation) and other published and unpublished fiction, and to Williams's archaeological masterpiece, Prehistoric Guiana.
Charlotte Williams is Professor of Social Justice, Keele University. Her research incorporates postcolonial and critical race theory, feminism, and critical perspectives in social policy. Her publications include A Tolerant Nation? Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Wales (co-edited, 2003) and Sugar and Slate (2002).
Evelyn A. Williams, a former teacher of art and design, is a practising painter with a recently established studio in Guyana, where she applies the principles of Mbari. Current research interests include Denis Williams's artworks and the vernacular architecture of the Village Movement.
The three opening essays explore the work of the Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera, whose groundbreaking work explored taboo subjects such as infanticide and incest. A wide range of other essays focus on writers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. including Jean Rhys, Bharati Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, Jean Arasanayagam, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, and Eva Sallis.
Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of postcolonial and modern and contemporary women's writing, and to students on literature and women's studies courses who want to study women's writing from a cross-cultural perspective and from different theoretical positions.
Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo is Head of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focus is on African literature (particularly Zimbabwean), contemporary women's writing, and postcolonial cinemas.
Gina Wisker is Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton, where she teaches literature, is the head of the centre for learning and teaching, and pursues her research interests in postcolonial women's writing.